Jeu De Paume

Facts

Discipline of Jeu de Paume
Participants 11
NOCs 2
Competitions held 1 (Venues)
Distinct events 1

Description

Jeu de paume, or game of the hand, has been contested in the Olympics only in 1908, when the gold medal was won by American Jay Gould. The sport is variously also called court tennis (British), real tennis (American), courte-paume (France), and royal tennis (Australian). It is actually the original form of tennis, predating lawn tennis by several centuries. Court tennis is played indoors on a special court, termed a dedans, and there are less then 40 such courts in the world.

All-time medal table

Olympic Games

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States USA 1 0 0 1
Great Britain GBR 0 1 1 2

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Jay Gould USA 1 0 0 1
Eustace Miles GBR 0 1 0 1
Neville Lytton GBR 0 0 1 1

Event types

Name Gender Still contested? Times held?
Singles Men 1